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Stephen L. Murphy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW, PIP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Birmingham, AL 35214  (Online Only)
Working in Mental Health for over 12 years, I've learned that people are literally trying to put the pieces of their life together just to make it through the day. Being sensitive to this, I've developed my practice model around the following quote, "We're only as strong as our weakest link; therefore, do your best to strengthen someone today!"
Working in Mental Health for over 12 years, I've learned that people are literally trying to put the pieces of their life together just to make it through the day. Being sensitive to this, I've developed my practice model around the following quote, "We're only as strong as our weakest link; therefore, do your best to strengthen someone today!"
(240) 549-6612 View (240) 549-6612
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Jenny M. Haines
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT
Verified Verified
Birmingham, AL 35214
We all experience ups and downs in our life. Sometimes we have good friends or family members that we can talk to who help us get through the difficult times. Other times we may need more help than those friends or family members can provide. If you find yourself at such a point in life, then I would be happy to talk with you and explain my services. A marriage and family therapist can help you identify the underlying issues and learn skills to promote healing and restoration of relationships.
We all experience ups and downs in our life. Sometimes we have good friends or family members that we can talk to who help us get through the difficult times. Other times we may need more help than those friends or family members can provide. If you find yourself at such a point in life, then I would be happy to talk with you and explain my services. A marriage and family therapist can help you identify the underlying issues and learn skills to promote healing and restoration of relationships.
(205) 645-8029 View (205) 645-8029
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Magic City Counseling, LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC, CCM
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Birmingham, AL 35214
Life can be very challenging. It's not if, we will be faced with challenges, the question is, when? Are you or someone you love feeling "stuck" and are not sure which direction to take? Allow me to utilize my counseling skills to walk alongside you to help to find personal direction. In addition to counseling, I pride myself on being supportive, encouraging and non-judgmental so that I am able to effectively assist you during your difficult time. Let me join your team, team you, to help you work through the unpredictability of life, and all the challenges life brings.
Life can be very challenging. It's not if, we will be faced with challenges, the question is, when? Are you or someone you love feeling "stuck" and are not sure which direction to take? Allow me to utilize my counseling skills to walk alongside you to help to find personal direction. In addition to counseling, I pride myself on being supportive, encouraging and non-judgmental so that I am able to effectively assist you during your difficult time. Let me join your team, team you, to help you work through the unpredictability of life, and all the challenges life brings.
(205) 236-3208 View (205) 236-3208
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Brooke Hill, LICSW, PIP
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, PIP, SAP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Birmingham, AL 35214
Is it time for you to stop existing and begin living? With over 19 years of experience as a helping professional, I've helped people make positive changes to their lives so that they can live healthier, happier lives. As your therapist, I will empower, educate, and support you in your journey.
Is it time for you to stop existing and begin living? With over 19 years of experience as a helping professional, I've helped people make positive changes to their lives so that they can live healthier, happier lives. As your therapist, I will empower, educate, and support you in your journey.
(205) 606-4942 View (205) 606-4942

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 35214

< 10

Therapists in 35214 who prioritize treating:

100% Family Conflict
100% Stress
75% Relationship Issues
75% Depression
75% Anxiety
75% Addiction
75% Spirituality

Average years in practice

17 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% Optum
67% Aetna
67% BHS | Behavioral Health Systems

How Therapists in 35214 see their clients

75% In Person and Online
25% Online Only

Gender breakdown

75% Female
25% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 35214?

Search for nearby therapists or counselors by inputting your city, town, or suburb; or zip code; or a provider’s name into the search bar. From there, you can filter providers by the issues they treat, cost, insurance, gender, and other factors to find providers who are well-suited to your needs. To navigate between locations within the same country, enter a new city or zip code into the search bar.

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Is everyone in the Psychology Today Therapy Directory a licensed therapist?

The Psychology Today directory lists providers who offer legitimate mental health services to the public, including psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, and counselors.

Many have been licensed by the country or state where they practice; providers whose license or primary credential has been verified by Psychology Today are signified by a “Verified” symbol. Some clinicians or organizations provide services for which their state or country does not offer licenses, such as pastoral counseling. They may be selectively included without the “Verified” seal.

What’s the difference between a psychologist, a therapist, and a counselor?

Therapists, psychologists, and counselors are all licensed mental health professionals. In the US, psychologists have earned a doctoral degree. The terms “therapist” and “counselor” are used somewhat interchangeably, but generally therapists offer longer-term, mental health care, while counselors offer shorter-term care that may focus on one domain, such as marriage, career, or academic challenges.

Clients should consider factors such as insurance coverage and their primary reason(s) for seeking therapy to determine the type of professional best suited to their needs. Someone struggling with mental health challenges such as depression or anxiety, for example, may wish to seek out a clinical psychologist or therapist, while someone navigating career obstacles or marital upheaval may benefit from seeing a counselor who can offer short-term, targeted support.

What type of therapy is right for me?

The type of therapy best suited to a particular individual depends on several factors, including their primary reason for seeking therapy, their preferred timeline (some therapy types last for a set number of sessions, while others are open-ended), and their personality and preferences—some may prefer a more structured approach. For many individuals, multiple types of therapy could provide a good fit.

How much does therapy cost?

The cost of therapy depends on a number of variables, including location and the therapist’s experience and training. On average, a therapy session in the United States could cost between $100 and $200 or more. If you have insurance, the expense of mental health care is typically lower, but it varies based on your insurance plan details and whether you choose an in-network or out-of-network mental healthcare provider.

What are more affordable or low cost therapy solutions?

Many therapists offer sliding scale payments, usually on a limited number of slots, which consists in an agreement between the therapist and a client to pay a reduced rate. Therapists who provide such arrangements often consider the client's income or ability to pay, but the extent of the discount is ultimately at the therapist's discretion. Furthermore, while group therapy may have different goals and benefits compared to individual therapy, it can be a more affordable solution to address certain types of issues.

Is online therapy cheaper than in-person therapy?

Many therapists charge the same amount for online therapy as they do for in-person therapy—though clients may still find this cost-effective if it cuts down on their transportation costs. Health insurance plans often offer equivalent coverage for online and in-person therapy; indeed, in many places, they are legally required to do so. Text-based or on-demand therapy apps may be cheaper than traditional one-on-one psychotherapy; however, the practice may be less effective and is not likely to be covered by insurance.

Is online therapy a good option?

Therapy conducted online can be just as effective as in-person therapy, as long as there is a strong alliance between the client and the therapist. To find a therapist who provides telehealth services to clients in your area, click “Online Therapy” on the directory homepage and search by your city or town or your zip code.

Are therapy sessions confidential?

Confidentiality is a crucial part of the therapeutic relationship. Therapists in the United States are bound by the regulations set out by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), which aims to protect sensitive health information. With very few exceptions, a therapist will only discuss their client with others when the client has given their written permission. The instances in which a therapist would be required to disclose personal information are: if a client poses a danger to themselves or others, if the therapist suspects the abuse of a child or an elderly or otherwise dependent adult, or if they are legally forced to by court order. These exceptions to the confidentiality agreement are usually discussed with a client before their first session.